Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher

MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, April 27, 2020! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; search for MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up.

What is it

Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. It is not an extra layer of work, rather a habit of mind for both teacher and student. Learn granular approaches to infusing differentiation into all of your lesson plans, whether you’re a Common Core school or not, with this hands-on, interactive class. Ideas include visual, audio, video, mindmaps, infographics, graphic organizers, charts and tables, screenshots, screencasts, images, games and simulations, webtools, and hybrid assessments.

Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Price includes course registration, college credit, and all necessary materials. To enroll, click the link above, search for MTI 563 and sign up. Email askatechteacher at gmail dot com for questions.

What You Get

    • 5 Activities (topics)
    • tech ed videos, lesson plans, articles
    • 5 weeks
    • 4 virtual meetings
    • Unlimited questions/coaching during virtual face-to-face meetings and other pre-arranged times. We stay until everyone leaves.
    • 3 college credits

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

    1. Use technology to differentiate for student learning styles
    2. Understand how differentiating content and presentation engages a great proportion of learners
    3. Ensure that the outcome of student learning demonstrates understanding
    4. Vary assignments to address all learners’ needs
    5. Create an inclusive learning environment in the classroom

Who Needs This

This course is designed for classroom teachers, tech teachers, integration specialists, media specialists, LMS, administrators, principals, homeschoolers, teachers of teachers, and pre-service professionals.

What Do You Need to Participate

    • Internet connection
    • Accounts for online tools like a blog, Twitter, various web-based tools
    • Google account (can be your school account or your personal one)
    • Ready and eager to commit 5-10 hours per week for 5 weeks to learning tech
    • Commitment to review materials prior to the virtual meeting (so you are prepared to address questions with classmates)
    • Risk-taker attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning and differentiate instruction

NOT Included:

    • Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up
    • Tech networking advice
    • Assistance setting up hardware, networks, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, loading software


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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Welcome to my virtual classroom. I've been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I'll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more--let's chat about issues of importance in tech ed. Want to see what I'm doing today? Click the gravatar and select the grade.